ALASKA ALIVE Land, People, Education

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Father Ioann Veniaminov appointed Bishop of Sitka and Alaska

1841

New Archangel Seminary opens in Sitka with 54 students.

1845

23 of the students are Alaska Natives.
The curriculum includes six years of Native languages.

Consecration of Saint Michael's Cathedral in Sitka, designed by St. Innocent.

1848

No civil government in Alaska

1867 - 1884

Churches filled public education gap with missionary schools.

Sale of AK to US

1867

Sheldon Jackson establishes his first AK mission in Wrangell

1877

First Organic Act passed

1884

Provided for public education.
Pushed through by Harrison.

Sheldon Jackson is the Federal Education Agent for Alaska.

1885

Liquor licensing system implemented in Alaska

1899